About Us

In 2006 the Board of Directors met to adopt a Service Assessment Plan. The Plan focuses on 4 key areas:

Business Development

  • Support small business owners and independent restaurants
  • Establish parking plan
  • Develop cohesive growth strategy
  • Initiate convenient recycling methods for businesses
  • Support preservation of historic properties and structures
  • Provide public relations and marketing support
  • Develop District web site and other media
  • Sponsor market research
  • Partner with local chambers of commerce and business organization

Transportation Planning

  • Coordinate with Metro on the proposed Richmond Rail Line
  • Enhance amenities for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Improve public transportation shelters, seating, and trash services
  • Develop trolley system, parking plan
  • Develop transportation and mobility master plan
  • Create Montrose boulevard promenade
  • Provide for traffic flow studies and assist in mobility projects

Public Safety

  • Provide graffiti abatement and prevention
  • Enhance public street lighting
  • Establish partnerships with HPD, Metro, and other agencies
  • Support HPD’s Positive Interaction Program (PIP)
  • Enhance traffic control devices where necessary
  • Initiate safety awareness programs and activities
  • Advocate for security needs with county, city, state, and federal agencies

Visual Improvements & Cultural Promotion

  • Develop Urban Village concept
  • Promote esplanade and median adoptions Support and maintain public art
  • Provide supplemental mowing, trash pick up, and bandit sign removal
  • Preserve, enhance, and expand public parks and trails
  • Address water, wastewater, and drainage requirements
  • Create District identity and inviting streetscapes
  • Support conservation programs, emissions reduction and recycling

District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at BBrewer@MontroseDistrict.org. We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.